Kim Becker {aka MommyKnows}
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I Should Be …

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Getting ready for our trip to Vancouver, I have at least a dozen loads of laundry that need doing.

But I’m sick, so I’ve done nothing but sit on the sofa with my laptop, processing photos.


I had to ‘guilt’ Hayley into showing up for the photo shoot. {FINE! Don’t blame me went your the only one missing from the photos!} Apparently she had really important stuff to do like buying groceries and cleaning her apartment! {Get your butt to the park … }


This kid was willing to have her photo taken, but in her quest to look ‘just right’ she tried removing a ‘really long’ eyebrow hair with a razor, and shaved 1/3 of her right eyebrow off (left one in the photo). I filled it in with my Benefit Smokin’ Eye Kit. I didn’t even have to photoshop it in. {Sheesh kid your only eleven. Leave your eyebrows alone!}


This guy couldn’t find any shoes. NONE! He proposed wearing a mismatched pair of flip-flops. {HUH?} He ended up wearing his sister’s old combat boots from Army Cadets. The weight of them seriously hindered his jumping abilities in the group jumping shots. {Hmm … I wonder if maybe he was trying to pay me back for the haircut I gave him (Oops! I’m still learning :( )}


This one had a run-in with the razor too! She cut her leg shaving!. {HUH?} She didn’t realise she’d cut herself until she’d been out of the shower about fifteen minutes, and she noticed the blood running down her leg and between her toes. Hopefully, we’ve both learned a lesson, I’ll put my razor out of reach and she’ll wait until her teens before attempting to shave again. {Dear Lord, Give me strength!}

X your fingers I feel better soon. I’d hate to have to wear my fleece pajama pants to Vancouver.

MK xo

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Disclosure: Only one child was actually injured in the making of this post. The other three came close {SERENITY NOW!}

14 comments… add one

  • Nikki Rekman October 5, 2010, 11:16 am

    I tried to leave a reply to the post but something happened with WordPress. I think I wrote something like…you have the patience of a saint, the kids look great, Hayley looks beautiful and dang I hope you feel better!!!!!

  • MommyKnows October 6, 2010, 9:51 pm

    @Nikki Rekman, That’s the beauty of my new MK App, it’ll grab your FB comment and put it up here anyway :)

  • chrystal October 5, 2010, 12:30 pm

    The pics of the kids are fabulous. Love Hayley’s hair this length, and when did Sammy grow into this young man!! xoxo enjoy your blog.

  • MommyKnows October 6, 2010, 9:51 pm

    @chrystal, Thanks Chrys! I think Hayley’s hair really suits her too.

  • Hannah October 5, 2010, 12:47 pm

    This post made me smile! Your kids are so gorgeous – and I would never have known about Lizzy’s eyebrow! You did a good job with the make up :-)
    Oh, and I am loving Sam’s ear stud … he is looking older by the second! I’d love to get Ethan’s ear pierced but I don’t even think HE would go for it, let alone hubby, LOL!
    I hope you feel be…tter soon :-)

  • MommyKnows October 6, 2010, 9:50 pm

    @Hannah, Thanks Hannah! Sam’s ear piercing was spur of the moment.

    Mr. MK, wasn’t overly thrilled when we arrived home with it.

    BUT, I’d let Lizzy do it the year before at the exact age and I couldn’t think of any reason that wasn’t sexist to tell him he couldn’t do his.

  • Jo October 5, 2010, 6:28 pm

    Hey Kim. The kids look awesome (even Lizzy’s eyebrow!). They are all truly gorgeous. I love the pics. I still want you to take mine. We need to set up a time. Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  • MommyKnows October 6, 2010, 9:48 pm

    @Jo, Thanks Jo! I can’t wait to do Lucy, James and Ben!

  • Jenn B October 6, 2010, 9:14 am

    what beautiful kids! and it’s nice to see the elusive oldest. ;) she’s gorgeous….and apparently very sweet to comply w/mom’s photo shoot request. :)

  • MommyKnows October 6, 2010, 9:48 pm

    @Jenn B, Thanks Jenn – She’s a good girl, our Hayley :)

  • Angella October 6, 2010, 11:45 am

    MAN, you make beautiful kids. Feel better soon, lady. :)

  • MommyKnows October 6, 2010, 9:47 pm

    @Angella, Right back at you, Ms. Angella :)

  • Naomi October 11, 2010, 4:34 pm

    They can’t possibly be that grown up! Wow! Gorgeous kids you made.

  • Artur October 18, 2010, 7:21 am

    Nice pictures. Beautiful kids!

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